I am a Journalism student and freelance writer living in Adelaide, South Australia.
Published June 3rd 2012
If you're familiar with the popular little Hawthorn eatery 'The Pantry on Egmont' you might be interested in checking out its new little sister, 'Ginger's'.
Located on Goodwood Rd, directly opposite the school, Ginger's has been opened for just one week. Not that you'd know it because they've been doing a roaring trade from day one, probably for a few reasons.
The first being the location, a smashing spot right near the small Goodwood shopping precinct that was screaming out for a nice, upmarket eatery and coffee house to compliment the bakery and other more casual dining spots. There's parking out front, down the side or out the back of the shopping complex and its ideally located to attract the school mums, passing trade and locals looking for a nice weekend nibble.
The second reason for its immediate popularity is quite likely the reputation of The Pantry. The owners have brought their trademark quirky décor and the theme of The Pantry with them, but it's by no means all the same. With the main selling point being the variety and quality of the coffee, in terms of food Ginger's is a smaller affair than The Pantry. But the food they do have on offer is just as lovely as The Pantry. They've got a beautiful juice menu, a small but complete breakfast menu and a decent lunch offering, including a fantastic fat burger that's juicy and satisfying. All the meals are complimented with lovely chutneys, dressings and other trimmings.
In terms of coffee, Ginger's is doing everything right to live up to their promise of being a premium coffee house. With a daily special coffees board and an extensive regular offering, coffee lovers should certainly add Ginger's to their list of must-visit coffee houses.
With prices reasonable for coffee and around the $15 mark for most meals, Ginger's is well-located, affordable, gourmet eating in a warm, comfortable setting.